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January 28, 2006

PA Constitutional Amendment - Take Action!

From The Pennsylvania Gay And Lesbian Alliance:
Legislative Action Alert - Your Immediate Action Needed
Contact Your State Representative Today!

Anti-Marriage Amendment Introduced in State House


Visit
www.pa-gala.org and click on "take action" at bottom of page

On Tuesday, January 24, Representative Boyd and Representative Metcalfe introduced an Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that states:

“Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth, and neither the Commonwealth nor any of its political subdivisions shall create or recognize a legal status identical or substantially equivalent to that of marriage for unmarried individuals.”

The Amendment would prohibit same-sex marriages in PA - forever! The Amendment will also have additional far reaching effects such as invalidating Philadelphia's Life Partnership Ordinance and eliminating Domestic Partnership Benefits offered by private companies and local governments.

The Bill (HB 2381) currently has 88 co-sponsors (102 votes are need to pass the bill in the State House). Two co-sponsors have already removed their names because of constituent pressure.

Visit www.pa-gala.org to send an email to your State Representative!

To Volunteer to help PA-GALA Defeat this Amendment call 610-863-0227 or email
info@pa-gala.org !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The Amendment would prohibit same-sex marriages in PA - forever! The Amendment will also have additional far reaching effects such as invalidating Philadelphia's Life Partnership Ordinance and eliminating Domestic Partnership Benefits offered by private companies and local governments"

And the problem with that is? Considering society for as long as history can remember recognizes "marriage" as a union between a MAN and a WOMAN. Now, the minority (in this case, "minority equals the gays and lesbians") want to be recognized and to change the definition of marriage to suit their needs. Sorry, no dice palsys.